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Project Management. The aim of the report is to identify to what extent leadership and project leadership theory is used in practice. An overview of the terms leadership and project leadership based on academic literature will be provided first. This will

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Surrey School of Management MSc Project Management 2009/10 Exam Project Family Name 1. 2. 3. 4. PIN Please write your Pin number or you may be given the wrong mark 1. 2. 3. 4 First Name 1. 2. 3. 4 Other Names Please write the cohort you registered with Centre Number of words A: B: C: Due date 20th May 2010 Date Due: 20/05/2010 Word Limit: Max 7,000 Date Submitted: MSc Project Management: Paired Project Basis of Assessment Weighting % (1) Demonstrating knowledge and understanding. You are expected to read beyond the core texts to develop a good understanding of the subject. You are also expected to show your ability to relate theory with practice through the use of applied examples. Excellent (7-10) Good (6) Average (5) Poor (1-4) Part A Part B 20 (2) Demonstrating critical ability. You should avoid descriptive answers. Discussions and evaluations should be substantiated by theory and/or derived from a balanced argument based on observed facts. Excellent (4-5) Good (4) Average (3) Poor (1-2) Part A Excellent (14-20) Good (12-13) Average (10 -11) Poor (2-9) Part B 25 (3) Professional and practical project skills (a): Your ability to use project management tools/techniques and any other relevant skills to attend to the required tasks. Excellent (7-10) Good (6) Average (5) Poor (1-4) Part A Excellent (18-25) Good (15-17) Average (11 -14) Poor (2-10) Part B 35 (4) Professional and practical project skills (b): The objectivity of the lessons learnt report, indication of cooperation between group members and commitment to the exam project's learning outcomes, and personal insight. Part C: Excellent (7-10) Good (6) Average (5) Poor (1-4) Partner 1 Partner 2 Partner 3 Partner 4 20 Total Mark Member 1: Total Mark Member 2: Total Mark Member 3: Total Mark Member 4: Marker's Comments (required especially for failed projects): Marks for achievement should be guided by the following table: Almost flawless & possibly publishable 80% and over Excellent work with solid theoretical integration 70% - 79% Satisfactory: competent with ...read more.

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(2002) Project Management: Strategic design and implementation, 4th edn. McGraw-Hill Companies[J1]. Community Harvest Consulting (2005) Project Leadership. Available at: http://communityharvest.com/project%20lead.htm (Accessed: )[J2]. Elkington, P. and Smallman, C. "Managing Project Risks: a Case Study from the Utilities Sector", International Journal of Project Management, 20(1), pp.49-57. Geoghegan, L. and Dulewicz, V. (2008) "Do Project Managers' Leadership competencies Contribute to Project Success?", Project Management Journal, 39(4), pp.58-97. Gray, C.F. & Larson, E.W. (2008) Project Management : the managerial process. 4th edn. New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. http://www.leadership-studies.com/documents/mgmt-standards.pdf[J3] Kam, J. (2004). "Success in failure: The National centre for popular music". Prometheus. Vol.22, No.2, June 2004 Kloppenborg, T.J., Shriberg, A. and Veinkatraman, J. (2003) Project Leadership, Management Concepts[J4]. Kodjababian, J. and Petty, J. (2007) "Dedicated project leadership helping organizations meet strategic goals", Healthcare Financial Management, pp[J5].130-134. Lewis, J.P.(2002) Project Leadership. McGraw-Hill Professional[J6]. Maddock, R.C. and Fulton, R.L. (1998) Motivation, Emotions and Leadership: The silent side of Management. Greenwood Publishing Group[J7]. Morris, P., Jamieson, A. and Shepherd, M. (2006) "Research updating the APM Body of Knowledge" 4th edition[J8]. International Journal of Project Management. 24(6), pp. 461-473. M´┐Żller, R. and Turner, J.R. (2007) "Matching the project manager's leadership style to project type", International Journal of Project Management, 25(1), pp.21-32. National Audit Office (2007) Ministry of Defence: The Landing Ship Dock (Auxiliary) Project. Available at: http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/hc0708/hc00/0098/0098_iii.pdf (Accessed: )[J9]. National Audit Office (2010) The BBC's management of three estate projects. Available at: http://www.nao.org.uk/publications/0910/bbc_estates.aspx (Accessed: 2 May 2010). Ong, V., Richardson, D., Yanquing, D., Qile, H. and Johnson, B. (2009) The Role of Project Leadership in Achieving Effective Project Management: proceedings of the European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance, [Online] Available at: http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=5&hid=15&sid=f1797f7d-8d9a-4566-be28-29f01df30a08%40sessionmgr10 (Accessed: 10 May 2010). [J10] Project Management Institute (2010) Available at: http://www.pmi.org/Pages/default.aspx (Accessed: 02 May 2010). Rost, J.C. (1993) Leadership for the twenty-first century. Greenwood Publishing Group.[J11] Tannenbaum, (1961)[J12] Team Technology Portal (no date) Leadership and Management. Available at: www.teamtechnology.co.uk/leadership-basics.html (Accessed: )[J13] http://www.all-freeware.com/images/full/63055project_life_cycle_software_business_other.gif (Assessed 13/04/2010)[J14] PROJECT MANAGEMENT COURSEWORK -PART B BREAST CANCER CHARITY EVENT (SEPTEMBER 2010) Table of Content 1.0 Introduction 1.1. ...read more.

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High High Excess People High(Due to Location) High High Electrical Malfunction Medium Medium High Absent/lateness of hired staff Medium High High Accidents High High Medium Poor Poster Design/Inadequate Information Medium Medium High Late arrival of vendors Medium High High Exhibitors not showing up Medium High High Insufficient Funds Low High Medium 8.2. Risk Mitigation With this comes the need to reduce the likelihood of event occurring as if successful may eliminate the need to consider the potentially costly second strategy. Risk plan has been set-up to manage these risks by Risk * Reduction * Transfer * Avoidance * Absorption Rain: marquees are hired so guests are protected during the various activities in the case of rain or extremely hot sun to prevent interruption. Excess People: for this there will be security guards patrolling the park with health and safety personal should in case of any accidents. Vendor cancelling: with a legal agreement signed by both parties, vendors cancelling out lead to a cancelling fee, as signed by both parties. Accidents: here, first aid personnel are going to be on site to ensure, guests are easily treated in cases of accidents and injuries. Poor Poster Design/Inadequate Information: before posters are printed, Sherry would ensure the right information and designs are properly done. 9.0 Post- Project Audits Once the event will be finished there will be a variety of tasks that should be taken: o Make sure that deliverables are achieved and give the money to the cancer charity organization. o All resources should be returned back if they are hired or store them for future uses. o Dissolving and thank all members of the staff for their contribution and valuable help both paid staff and volunteers. o Closing accounts and paid all the staff that contributed to that event. o Evaluation of the event, the project team, project team members and the project manager in order to identify the mistakes that have been done and what went well so that estimate what should be continued to be done in the future and what should be avoided. This will be achieved by appropriate reports. ...read more.

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